Cleveland Contemporary Players
Presenting Guest Artists in Contemporary Music
Andrew Rindfleisch, Music Director
"Innovation and daring are the hallmarks of Andrew Rindfleisch's organization at Cleveland State."
Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Founded by Professor Andrew Rindfleisch, the Cleveland Contemporary Players is an organization designed to bridge the widening gap between the professional and educational musical environments. Exploring the most vital issues relevant to contemporary music and culture, the CCP champions the living creative artist and seeks to combine the highest standard of professional performance within the environment of the Music Composition program at Cleveland State University.
A vital component to the Music Composition curriculum at Cleveland State, the Cleveland Contemporary Players bring into residence the most renowned visiting artists in contemporary music; Pulitzer Prize-winning composers, world-renowned soloists, and virtuoso ensembles. Here, these remarkable guest artists, while presenting free concerts to the public, also interact with students in a number of vital ways. Through the CCP, student composers receive the unprecedented opportunity to hear their own compositions performed and recorded by resident guest artists multiple times each academic year. Student composers also participate in workshops and master-classes, attend lectures, and even receive private lessons from important visiting composers.